Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Crystal Bowersox finds balance in stardom, parenthood

In a recent interview with Joan Armatrading, we discussed whether Joni Mitchell would survive such an ordeal as the American Idol process of elimination. At the time, Joan said no ...

‘Iolanthe, a Fairy Fantasy’ brings merriment and mayhem for all ages

OK kids move over, you’ve had your turn. No, this isn’t a “let us big folks show you how it’s done” moment. It’s more of “hey, that look ...

Barnett, Newlon have no boundaries for their music

He brings the experience of barbershop quartets and musical theater to the mix. She’s played a variety of woodwinds and sung choir. Throw in a little of the late ’70s A ...

Janis Ian wouldn’t change a thing

Part of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration included rerunning the debut episode from 1975. Their first musical guest was the legendary Janis Ian, performing h ...

Eric Bibb keeps on top of the blues

On his House of Blues Radio Hour, blues authority Elwood Blues called Eric Bibb “… what the blues in the new century should be about.” You’ll get your ch ...

Make a date with 'Calendar Girls'

Anyone familiar with the movie “Calendar Girls” is well aware of the nudity involved, especially those actresses who signed on to play the title roles. Tasteful and dis ...

Jeff Austin Band to play Auburn Event Center

Blame it on the Dead. Not the dearly departed but the Grateful Dead. It was at their concert in North Carolina when Jeff Austin decided on a career change. And while the world lost ...

Colla Voce celebrates ten years of following the voice

Colla Voce of the Sierra, the local, nonprofit arts organization, began as an adult group of chamber singers with the goal of bringing professional standards of choral music perfor ...

The Floyd welcomes audience to the machine

More than 300 Pink Floyd fans filled the State Theatre on Saturday, April 11, to see The Floyd, a multi-media, family-friendly rock ’n’ roll experience, complete with l ...